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The third eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
This is the hot time of the year where I live, so I had to make some adjustments for the inevitable heat waves and otherwise hot weather. But I still have recipes to try! Week Seventeen: Hokkaido Milk Bread and Butterflake Herb Laof My wife is a savory girl, not a sweets girl and I'd felt bad that…

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The second eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
Days and weeks blur together in shelter-in-place, I guess. Still, baking can continue. Week Nine: Babka, Pizza, Hilton Garden cookies, and Brioche My parents asked "Well, when are you going to do Babka?" So I guess I had to do Babka. Recipe Recipe Recipe Babka is something that's really interesting…

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The first eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
I'm already the sort of person who cooks and bakes and I figured that it's a lot easier for me to have the makings for foodstuffs than it is to have bread going bad in a shelter-in-place situation. But apparently everybody decided that they were going to stress-bake through the crisis. Joepastry…

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A bit about my recent baking obsession... or... ugh, baking cookbooks
A coincidence of things has enabled a bit more baking than usual. First, I'm riding a few more miles to work, so suddenly I'm able to eat a bit more carbohydrates. Second, I'm not working at a place with catered lunch. Which pretty much puts me back into the same sort of state of annoyance I was…

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Southern-Indian Corn in a Cream Sauce
My wife loves corn. She was getting canned creamed corn from the store, but they stopped carrying it and thus asked me to figure out how to make it...

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Honey Cornbread
I love cornbread. Absolutely love it. My mother, back in the day, would make cornbread and then my brother and I would take turns devouring it.

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Why can't I find veggie bouillon cubes?
Bouillon cubes are a quick cheap shortcut. Sure, if you want the most awesome possible taste in your soup, you'll make your own broth. And if you want something that's still awfully awesome, you'll use one of the better aseptic packaged or canned broths or stocks. (Yes, there's a difference between…

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Rainbow carrots
I joined a CSA with a super-convenient delivery location. The idea behind CSA groups is that I buy a percentage of the output of one or more farms and thus receive a bunch of locally-grown in-season organic produce...

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Obscene creations in the kitchen: Pancake Mix
I used to spend money on pancake mix. In fact, because of my now-cured issues with blood sugar, I'd search out the foofy pancake mix that didn't have any sugar in it (because the pure maple syrup never bugged my blood sugar but the sugar might be). I understand that you can even get pancake mix in…

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Herbed Roast Stuffed Chicken
It's several recipes in one, but don't let it overwhelm you too much. This should make for several meals. This is on purpose. It's intended to give you almost a week's worth of leftovers for two people. You can eat the chicken, veggies, stuffing, and gravy one day. Next day, you can reheat the…

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Some numbers on food
I joined a CSA with a super-convenient delivery location. The idea behind CSA groups is that I buy a percentage of the output of one or more farms and thus receive a bunch of locally-grown in-season organic produce...

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Cooking notes and changed recipes
My goals behind cooking are often different from everybody else's. I hate mixes. See, the problem with a mix is that you are beholden to whoever is making it to continue to make it for the rest of eternity. Often times, desirable properties of cooking are abandoned in favor of something that can be…